FAQs - Council Meetings

We've put together some common questions we receive from our community about Governance, eg Council Meetings, Civic Honours Awards, and the corresponding answers.

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Horowhenua District Council makes available public participation on any matter contained on the relevant Agenda to the public attending Committee and Council meetings.

The time allocated to each speaker is a maximum of five minutes with deputations on any matter to comprise a maximum of two speakers.

Those wishing to speak at any Committee or Council meeting should first register their interest with the Meeting Secretary prior to the meeting commencing by contacting Council. This information will be referred to the Meeting Secretary.

Council meetings generally take place every four weeks and are open to the public. We encourage residents and ratepayers to attend open meetings and become involved in local government decision making.

You can find the scheduled Council meetings on our website, pick up a Meeting Schedule brochure from one of our Service Centres, or look out for the meetings scheduled each month in The Chronicle.

Agendas and minutes for Council Meetings, the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee and other committees of Council are available on our website.

Copies of agendas and minutes can also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centres.

As some items are included in an ‘In Committee agenda’ these are deemed confidential and not available to the public. You can request these by making a request under the Local Government Official Information & Meetings Act (LGOIMA) for which consideration will be given to the request under the Act.

Agendas and minutes for Horowhenua District Council meetings can be found on our website.

An agenda consists of the order paper and unconfirmed minutes of the previous meeting(s). Draft unconfirmed minutes remain draft until they are confirmed by Council or committee.

Public Excluded Agendas and Minutes are not available to the public, however where there is a Public Excluded Agenda, the item headings can be seen at the back of the Open Agendas.

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